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Concurrent Symposia Sessions

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session I
Balcony B

Genetic Susceptibility - The Link between Environmental Exposure and Human Disease
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Chair: John E. French, NIEHS

Environmental exposures have a significant impact on the development of human disease depending upon the individual’s inherited genotype of environmentally responsive genes. This symposium will provide an overview of NIH research using genetically defined mouse models, which can both provide insight and corroborate how both environmental factors, and genetic susceptibilities can affect the development of major human diseases including respiratory, heart, and cancer.

Program

Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Lung Disease: A Translatioanal Investigation
Steve Kleeberger, NIEHS

Inherited Susceptibility to Breast Cancer Progression and Metastasis
Kent W. Hunter, NCI

The Interaction of Genetics and Epigenetics in Susceptibility to NF1-associated Nervous System tumors
Karlyne M. Reilly, NCI

Studies of Environmental and Genetic Factors in Cardiac Disease using Mouse Model Systems
June Dunnick, NIEHS

Genetic Susceptibility to DNA Strand Break Damage, Loss of Heterozygosity (Genomic Instability), and Cancer
John E. (Jef) French, NIEHS

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